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Free speech can hurt: but not as much as the alternative 

Jonathan Ayling: the alternative to free speech is always worse. Censorship invariably prohibits speech it never intended to, & it’s usually the speech of the very people it was supposed to protect.

February 28, 2022
World

Russia Invades Ukraine: A Crime – And A Mistake.

Chris Trotter: there is nothing clever about Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine. It will achieve nothing but massive material destruction and untold human suffering.

February 28, 2022
opinion

Why the woke Left is so rattled by Camp Freedom

Karl du Fresne: They have won the big ideological wars and are on the same side as all institutions of power & influence: the government, bureaucracy, media, academia, arts & even the business sector.

February 28, 2022
World

Does The West have the stomach to stop Putin?

Ani O'Brien: The West has self-sabotaged. It has over-indulged & become fat and complacent. It has forgotten the lessons learnt by generations before & systematically poisoned itself with self-hatred.

February 25, 2022
opinion

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Death of a Dream

Dr Melissa Derby considers how we have never been further from a world where we “live together as brothers” and rather are about to “perish together as fools”, as King astutely predicted.

February 25, 2022
opinion

Middle Class Marxists Militants

Martyn Bradbury examines the woke champagne socialist class and considers what would happen if they had even more power to nark on dissenters.

February 25, 2022
opinion

The Human Rights Commission have decided to actually do their job

Dane Giraud applauds the Human Rights Commission for doing their job and questions why engaging with challenging people is taboo when it can be the best way to resolve tension.

February 25, 2022
sport

Super Rugby splutters into action but stars are missing

Martin Devlin is underwhelmed by the first week of Super Rugby and questions why so many of the stars aren't doing their job - playing rugby.

February 23, 2022
opinion

Would the man in charge please stand up… and leave

The Free Speech Union calls on Parliament to remove Trevor Mallard as Speaker

February 23, 2022
opinion

Our Dark Shadow: Analysing The Platform’s Profile of the Protesters

Chris Trotter analyses The Platform's survey of the protestors at Parliament and reflects on why "these people" are protesting.

February 22, 2022